Gordon C. Davies - Original Illustration - Leyland Eight 1921
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Title: Leyland Eight 1921
Artist: Gordon C. Davies
Date: c. 1970
Description: Very fine and detailed illustration of a Leyland Eight from 1921 by professional illustrator Gordon Davies. painted in gouache.
Image size: 97 x 219mm, 4 x 8.5".
Order No. 135
Original illustration of a Leyland Eight car from 1921 by Gordon Davies
Gordon Davies fl. 1950 -1970
One of the UK's foremost automobile illustrators in the 1950 - 1970's working for car manufactures as well as private companies. His work is probably best known for his superb illustrations for some of the Profile booklets of vehicle marque history. This series commenced in April 1966 and ran for 96 publications. Davies was one of the principal illustrators. Besides his automobile work he illustrated science fiction stories, Eagle Comic and work for pottery companies such as Coalport. He was a expert in his craft and had the gift to give the different materials of the car such as bodywork, trim and tyres varying textures that bring the works to life. Gordon Davies died in 1994.